In February 1997, Pearl Bakery first opened its doors with only a handful of employees, a small product line and little fanfare. We were one of the first businesses on our block near the edge of Portland's Pearl District, one block from Powells City of Books.
The bakery has gained national attention through several books and magazines, including Maggie Glezers Artisan Baking Across America, Nick Malgieris Cookies Unlimited, David Lebovitzs Great Book of Chocolate, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart Living, W, Northwest Palate, The New York Times and USA Today.
After more than 22 years in business Pearl Bakery closed in December 2019. Following several months of effort Pearl Bakery reopened online under new ownership in September 2020. We continue to be a small, family owned artisan bakery with a keen eye to the core values that Pearl Bakery has always stood for.